Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now in theaters for two weekends and has already made a lot of money at the box office. In fact, it helped prop Disney to more than $3 billion at the box office this year. It was revealed today that the film hit a major milestone by passing $500 million worldwide. That means the Marvel movie has already surpassed DC’s Black Adamwhich has earned $366.2 million since its release on October 21. Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson has already tweeted about it Wakanda forever‘s success, but today he exclaimed IGN to reveal that Wakanda forever has surpassed his film. Comparing box office scores is fairly common, especially for comic book movies released so close together, but The Rock isn’t a fan of the “competing” post.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has earned more than $400 million at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing superhero film to be released this fall. Black Adam, which came out in October, has made $353 million at the worldwide box office.” IGN wrote on Twitter. “😂 What a neutral post. I love competition, but @IGN you guys are in the biz with us, there’s no competition with established global brand Black Panther compared to Black Adam & JSA, where a year ago no one No need to knock us, we are new babies and need to grow😊,” Johnson wrote. You can view the post below:
😂 What a neutral post.
I like competitions, but @IGN you guys are in the biz with us, there is no competition with the established global brand Black Panther compared to Black Adam & JSA, which no one had heard of a year ago. You don’t have to beat us, we are new babies and need to grow😊
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 20, 2022
How did The Rock get Henry Cavill in Black Adam?
The most talked about moment in Black Adam was the mid-credits scene, featuring the highly anticipated return of Henry Cavill’s Superman. Earlier, The Hollywood Reporter published a detailed review of the current state of DC movies at Warner Bros. DC Films boss Walter Hamada left the company and it was announced that James Gunn and Peter Safran have been brought in as co-chairmen and co-CEOs of DC Studios, a new entity created to replace the ailing DC Films. However, it was the Warner Bros. film bosses. Michael De Luca and Pam Abd who ended up helping Johnson get the Cavill cameo. Hamada reportedly didn’t want the cameo to happen because he wanted to move away from the DCEU’s Snyder era. When he said no, Johnson went over and above Hamada and asked De Luca and Abdy to make the cameo happen. They said yes, the deal was made around Labor Day and they shot the scene around Labor Day.
“We fought for years to bring you back,” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “They always said no. But om [Dany and Hiram Garcia] & itself ‘no’ was not an option. We can’t build our DCEU without the world’s greatest superhero. And the fans always come first.”
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